Universal Protection Service Supports Connections Housing at the Grand Opening of San Diego's New Homeless Center

Mar 27, 2013, 13:44 ET from Universal Protection Service

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., joined Connections Housing last week as they celebrated the opening of their new homeless center in downtown San Diego.

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The Universal team joined over 700 people, including numerous elected officials from various agencies, in the celebration of the $38 million permanent housing project.

Located in the building that once held San Diego's World Trade Center, the new facility houses 73 individuals, provides interim housing for an additional 150 people, contains a health center and connects homeless individuals with services designed to aid them in moving off the streets and into permanent homes. Universal Protection Service is proud to support the new center with their ceremony donation and security services.

"We're happy to be part of this project and to give back to such an important cause in San Diego," said Steve Jones and Brian Cescolini, Co-CEOs of Universal Services of America.

The Connection Housing center is the result of a partnership between four of Southern California's housing and service agencies: Affirmed Housing Group, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), PATH Venture and Family Health Centers of San Diego.

"San Diego Homeless will receive the services they need at Connections Housing: not only a bed to sleep in, but the counseling and education they need to change the direction of their lives. Affirmed Housing is very pleased to have served as developer, and to be a part of this solution," said James Silverwood, President and CEO of Affirmed Housing Group.

Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company in the U.S. and the largest privately owned security company in the U.S. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services.

For further information regarding Connections Housing, visit: http://www.sdconnections.org/SD/index.html. For additional security news, visit http://www.universal1965.com.

About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security and janitorial solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.

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